Please be advised that the Travel Ban will be lifted as of 6:00am October 20, 2020; however, protocols and safety measures will remain in place.
We highly recommend our community members to not travel into the Orange Zones if not required; if you do, please do so for only essential purposes only (shopping & medical, no visiting) and for day travel only. When you do travel, please follow the best practices to prevent COVID-19 such as:
– wearing a face mask in the public,
– maintain Social distancing,
– clean commonly touched surfaces,
– frequently wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer,
– avoid contact with sick individuals,
– stay home if feeling sick, even if mild symptoms; and
– limiting carpooling or travelling in vehicles other than your immediate household family members
The Orange Zone covers The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and includes the City of Winnipeg and the following rural municipalities in other health regions:
- Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park), RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.
- Southern Health – Santé Sud -Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville.
Once you return from traveling from Orange Zones, you will need to restrict your movement around the community and must self-monitor. If you begin to develop symptoms for more than 24 for hours, even if mild; please contact Fisher River Health Services.
SYMPTOMS – New onset of:
– Fever > 38°C or subjective fever / chills
– Sore Throat / hoarse voice
– Shortness of Breath/Breathing Difficulties
– Loss of Smell or Taste
– Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 24 hours
TWO OR MORE of:
– Runny nose
– Muscle aches
– Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
– Skin rash of unknown cause
– Nausea or loss of appetite
– Poor Feeding (if an Infant)
For our off-reserve membership, we again request that you call at least a day before your visit to the community for pre-screening. You can call the Fisher River General & Travel Questions Hotline at 431.256.0041.
The 12:00am-6:00am Curfew will remain in effect, as well as the Security Check Points until further notice and will continue to monitor traffic coming in and out of the community.
Unfortunately, at this time we have to live with the fact that COVID-19 is everywhere in Manitoba and around the world; and Leadership is putting trust in our community members to follow the best practices identified above to ensure we limit the potential of future COVID-19 cases in the community.
Again, we highly recommend that you do not travel if you do not need too.
Chief David Crate & Council
If you develop symptoms or you are not sure if you should be tested, contact Fisher River Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 431.256.0395 between 8:30am – 7:00pm. For after hours you can contact Percy E. Moore Hospital at 204.372.8444 or Health Links – Info Santé is available for questions or medical concerns at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257. Or if you are needing to speak to someone regarding mental wellness, please contact the Rainbow House Wellness Centre 24 Hour Line a 204.256.0359